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SCOTUS DACA Rally, Jose Gomez Becomes First Latino Leader of National Bishops Conference




LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 05: Immigrants and supporters march past the Metropolitan Detention Center as undocumented people jailed inside tap on the windows in opposition to the President Trump order end to DACA on September 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, United States. The Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program protects young immigrants who grew up in the U.S. after arriving with their undocumented parents from deportation to a foreign country. The executive order by the president removes protection for about 800,000 current 'dreamers', about 200,000 of whom live in Southern California. Congress has the option to replace the policy with legislation before DACA expires on March 5, 2018.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 05: Immigrants and supporters march past the Metropolitan Detention Center as undocumented people jailed inside tap on the windows in opposition to the President Trump order end to DACA on September 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, United States. The Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program protects young immigrants who grew up in the U.S. after arriving with their undocumented parents from deportation to a foreign country. The executive order by the president removes protection for about 800,000 current 'dreamers', about 200,000 of whom live in Southern California. Congress has the option to replace the policy with legislation before DACA expires on March 5, 2018. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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SCOTUS DACA Rally

Early Tuesday, Justices heard oral arguments in a case that could decide the fate of DACA -- the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Created by then-President Obama in 2012, it has allowed children who immigrated to America illegally to stay here, get protections from deportation, AND receive a work permit. More than 700,000 people currently benefit from the DACA program. But the Trump administration has, for years, tried to end it. Tuesday's court case examines whether the White House has the authority to do just that - and whether the courts should review it at all. We hit the streets.

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SCOTUS DACA Panel

Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in a case that could decide the future of DACA – the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. We'll explain the legal merits with an expert in immigration law as well as a DACA recipient.

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Jose Gomez USCCB 

L.A. Archbishop Jose Gomez is expected to be elected president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. He'll be the first Latino leader of the national bishops' conference. We find out the results of the election and what Gomez's job will be.

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Project Purple Explainer

Over the next couple weeks on KPCC, you'll be hearing familiar voices reading the amendments to the Constitution ... LeVar Burton reading the amendments that ended slavery and guaranteed former slaves the right to vote, Terry Gross and Norman Lear talking about the First Amendment, Danny Trejo on the rights guaranteed those accused of crimes, plus Shepard Fairey, Aubrey Plaza, Kai Ryssdal, Joshua Johnson, Tig Notaro and many more. It's part of the nationwide Purple Project for Democracy, a non-partisan campaign to recommit to democratic values and institutions. 

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Solar Panel Homes

The California Energy Commission is set to vote tomorrow on a program to provide off-site solar energy for new housing. Critics of the proposal say it's a loophole around the state mandate requiring all new homes be equipped with solar panels.

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Mammoth Upkeep

There's an effort by locals near Mammoth Lakes to take over the upkeep of the natural sites, saying that the U.S. Forest Service is too underfunded to do the job themselves.

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YOLA Mexico

The L.A.Phil will be performing in Mexico City with Gustavo Dudamel (the LA Phil’s first performance there in 20 years), Nov 12-14. Ninety-Five musicians from Youth Orchestra Los Angeles will accompany the LA Phil on this visit, and participate in a cultural exchange with 100 musicians from Music Schools of the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature, the Sistema Nacional de Fomento Musical en México, and the Dudamel Foundation. Betto Arcos brings us this profile of the YOLA program.